Brawlhalla is an up-and-coming free-to-play platform fighter - a game like Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. where you try and knock opponents off a stage. It's a big hit on Steam and PlayStation 4. And, as of now, it's owned by Ubisoft. The French publishing giant today announced its acquisition of Brawlhalla and of the game's developer Blue Mammoth, a 21-person outfit based out of Atlanta, USA. In its announcement, Ubisoft said Brawlhalla was the most-played fighting game on Steam and "among the top free-to-play games on PS4". The game is also growing as an esport. You can see why Ubisoft has taken notice. Brawlhalla also fits well with Ubisoft's recent push towards supporting games as lengthy ongoing services - such as its continued roll-out of updates for For Honor and The Division, among others. Only last month, Ubisoft spoke of an ambitious 10-year plan for its hugely successful Rainbow Six Siege. "The team at Blue Mammoth Games is expert at developing and running scalable, … [Read more...] about Ubisoft just snapped up the Smash Bros-like Brawlhalla
Zelda, Mario, and Mario Kart have all made it to the Nintendo Switch in the form of new games and remasters; but there are still a few other iconic franchises still on the way. We know a new Metroid is in development, but news on either a remake or new version of Super Smash Bros. has been strangely missing. Until now, that is… Industry tipster Emily Rogers claims to have sources who indicate a Super Smash Bros. game will be released on the Nintendo Switch before the end of 2018. That would definitely be a pretty big surprise if it ends up being true. Perhaps an E3 or Nintendo Direct mic drop moment? The rumors claim that the game will be based on the most recent Wii U and 3DS version, but will also add new content and make some improvements to existing features. We’re definitely still in rumor territory at this point, but it should be noted that at least some of Rogers’ tips have proven to be true in the past. Most notably, the industry insider leaked full specs for … [Read more...] about Super Smash Bros. Game Coming to Switch This Year?
Nintendo Switch sure is one of the most successful consoles right now, we can’t help but notice though that something is missing. A new Super Smash Bros title would be a perfect fit for the Switch and, rumor has it, Nintendo might soon give it to us. With the addition of Mega Man 11, Kirby Star Allies and Metroid Prime 4 to the Nintendo Switch Store later this year, all major Super Smash Bros characters will be officially on the console. What better way to celebrate the occasion than by giving fans a new title for the popular fighting game? Apparently, there’s a rumor going around that Nintendo already has Super Smash Bros on the radar for Nintendo Switch and will have an official announcement for this year. Emily Rogers has said on ResetEra that a new entry for the franchise will indeed be announced later this year mixing new and old content of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. The post says: Unfortunately, I don’t have enough information to … [Read more...] about Rumor: There’s A New Super Smash Bros Coming To Nintendo Switch This Year
Super Smash Bros. Brawl turned 10 years old this week — a major milestone for one of Nintendo’s most beloved franchises, your opinions on the game itself be damned. (I’m still a fan.) While the Wii game may not have aged well for many players, Brawl shook up the Nintendo fan service-laden, crossover fighting series with two monumental inclusions: third-party characters on the roster. Solid Snake and Sonic the Hedgehog entered the fray in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, breaking Smash’s tacit rule of “Nintendo characters only.” But if you were online back in the day when Nintendo revealed the fighters — first Snake at E3 2006, then Sonic in October 2007 — you remember that the pair broke the internet, too. Nintendo fans aren’t only fans of Nintendo, after all; for Solid Snake to return to Nintendo consoles in a Smash game, of all things, was huge. Sonic’s inclusion? Even bigger. You might remember the Smash Dojo, the site that all of … [Read more...] about When Sonic joined Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the internet exploded
Contributors: Polygon Staff Nintendo had a slew of announcements up its sleeve for today's Nintendo Direct presentation, including a reveal of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for Wii U and a surprise guest character for Super Smash Bros. that no one saw coming. For a handy round-up of today's announcements, check out Polygon's StoryStream. … [Read more...] about Nintendo Direct November 2015: From Twilight Princess HD to Cloud in Smash Bros.